February 5, 1931 ~ May 26, 2019

Born in: Caryersville, MO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Robert Earl Whitaker Jr. was born February 5, 1931 in Carruthersville, Missouri to his parents, Robert Whitaker and Mattie Yeargon. He was the first child born to this union.

From an early age Robert was always creating things with his hands so much so that, this gift followed him for the rest of His life. In 1964 Robert moved from Missouri and became an influential resident of Colorado. As a Stationary Engineer by profession Robert worked for The City and County of Denver, retiring after 20 years of service.

As a Man of great faith, Robert studied with the Jehovah’s Witness faith for over 40 years. The members remember Robert being very studious and true to what he believed.

In his free time, you could always see or hear Robert using his hands fixing things and playing the guitar, known as the love of his life.

Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Robert Earl Whitaker will always remember him as a loving man who was willing to do anything in his power to help someone else. He truly had a giving heart. Robert was proceeded in death by his daughter Vida.

Robert Earl Whitaker Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, May 26, 2019. Those left to cherish his memory include 4 sons, Marcus Brown, of Champaign, IL, Robert E. (Andrea) Whitaker III, Jackie D Whitaker, both of Denver, Colorado and Stacy E. (Tikki) Whitaker of Aurora. Three daughters, Rita Townsend, of Vatican City, IL, Alma Herd, of Masa, AZ, and Ella Ellzey, of Springfield, IL. Three sisters, Lillian Wooden, of Benton Harbor, MI, Bessie Bobo, of Mountity, IL, and Jacqueline Carr, of Calcunet Park, IL. A host of other relatives and many friends.

Services

Visitation: June 8, 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


Private Cremation:

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  1. I love you, Granpa. Your spirit is the most creative I’ve encountered. Your laughter infectious. One of my favorite memories of you is bringing your favorite Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. We were alike in our chase for a sweet treat.

    Thank you for your love and memories. I am grateful to be your Grandaughter. Enjoy your next adventure. Love you, Grandpa.

  2. RIH pops I’m going to miss the knowledge you gave us on working on cars in life you will be truly missed.

  3. Rest in peace daddy. I love you and will truly miss you. Your giving heart lit up the world. There was nothing you would not do for family, loved ones and friends. Your knowledge will be carried with me. You taught me Love and Respect. I’m so proud to be your son. You get to sleep peacefully and spread your love from above now. I will cherish you forever.I Love you daddy, kiss Vida for us.

  4. Rest in peace daddy. I love you and will truly miss you. Your giving heart lit up the world. There was nothing you would not do for family, loved ones and friends. Your knowledge will be carried with me. You taught me Love and Respect. I’m so proud to be your son. You get to sleep peacefully and spread your love from above now. I will cherish you forever.I Love you daddy, kiss Vida for us and may you now be pain free.

  5. Sorry, for your loss your,Bobby Stacy, Jackie. Your dad was a good man he will be truly missed. Stay strong together.

  6. My deepest condolences to the Whitaker family my lifelong friends. I love you guys and prayer for comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.
    Prayers always, hang in there
    Latonya (Tiny)

  7. WHITAKER FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS.
    MAY GOD COMFORT YOU, STRENGTHEN YOU, AND GIVE YOU
    HIS PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU.
    LOVE AND PRAYERS,
    PAM

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